Free Writing Prospectus

Free Writing Prospectus

(To the Preliminary Prospectus

Supplement dated May 4, 2009)


Filed Pursuant to Rule 433

Registration Statement No. 333-157573


$1 Billion of 9.375% Notes Due 2019


May 4, 2009


Issuer:    International Paper Company
Security:    9.375% Notes due 2019
Principal Amount:    $1 Billion
Trade Date:    May 04, 2009
Settlement Date:    May 11, 2009 (T+5)
Final Maturity:    May 15, 2019
Interest Rate:    9.375% per annum
Public Offering Price:    97.634%
Yield to Maturity:    9.75%
Benchmark Treasury:    2.750% UST due February 15, 2019
Benchmark Treasury Price:    96-17+
Benchmark Treasury Yield:    3.163%
Spread to Benchmark Treasury:    +658.7 bps
Interest Payment Dates:    Semi-annually in arrears on May 15 and November 15, commencing November 15, 2009
Optional Redemption:    Greater of par and make whole at Treasury plus 50 basis points, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption
Authorized Denominations:    $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof
CUSIP/ISIN:    460146CD3/US460146CD38
Book-Running Managers:    Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
   UBS Securities LLC
   BNP Paribas Securities Corp.
   RBS Securities Inc.
   J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
   Banc of America Securities LLC

SG Americas Securities, LLC

   Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.
Global Settlement:    Through The Depository Trust Company, including Euroclear or Clearstream, Luxembourg, as participants
Net Proceeds:    We estimate that the net proceeds, after deducting underwriters’ discounts and commissions and before deducting other estimated offering expenses payable by us, from sale of the notes offered hereby will be $969,840,000.



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Citigroup Global Markets Inc.    877-858-5407 (toll free)
UBS Securities LLC    877-827-6444, ext. 561-3884 (toll free)
Banc of America Securities LLC    800-294-1322 (toll free)


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BNP Paribas Securities Corp.    800-854-5674 (toll free)
RBS Securities Inc.    866-884-2071 (toll free)
J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.    212-834-4533 (call collect)

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